Rise to YOUR challenge

Ascend Events is a small, family run, grass roots race organiser. We're delighted that we've achieved our aim of sharing our passion for endurance events, the great outdoors and the Lake District with others and take pride in enabling participants to do more than they had before.


We've been organising our great value, fun and friendly events for a few years now, and it's gone far faster than we can run! Our original challenges now sell out, and we added 2 new events for 2020/21. If these prove to be as popular we might just extend our calendar further, and possibly even add more locations...

We took some popular long distance walking routes that had fallen in to disuse and relaunched them. They're tough. They're challenging. They're technical. We don't mark the routes (much) so require map reading and navigational skills. But this just adds to the sense of achievement when you finish.


We do provide timing, comprehensive route description and a huge selection of food. We give all the support needed to surpass your own expectations and complete our events and have the best time doing it. Then at the end we provide a proper hot meal and a bespoke medal for all finishers. 


We want our events to be accessible to participants of all levels. Walkers and runners are both not only accepted but very welcome at all our events. If you have any concerns about your abilities send us an email on info@ascendevents.co.uk and we try to alleviate any doubts.

Our Events

Silverdale Circuit

An undulating but runnable 21 mile route with an ascent of Arnside Knott and Fairy Steps in the second half. It's packed full of stunning views and interesting features.

Derwentwater Dawdle 

A 22+ mile circumnavigation of Derwentwater with 3 tough climbs, including CatBells and Walla Crag which provide sweeping vistas and exhilarating descents.

Lakeland Five Passes Ultra

Packing a whopping 10,000ft of ascent into it's 32 miles, this circular route provides a little of everything the Lakes has to offer, and none of it easy!

Thirlmere Trot

6500ft of ascent. 24 miles. 3rd Highest peak in England. 1 Pass. This high level circumnavigation of Thirlmere will quickly become a classic. 

Lakeland Four Passes

A challenging 19(ish) miles route that takes in 4 of the Lake District's most scenic valleys and adjoining passes. An absolute classic, that sells out for good reason! 

Milnthorpe Meander

A new event to replace Heversham Hobble. An undulating trail run of about 18 miles, featuring Arnside Knott and the Fairy Steps. A short Silverdale in reverse.  

Contact us

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Silverdale Circuit

February 11th 2023


Derwentwater Dawdle

April 30th 2022


Lakeland Five Passes

June 25th 2022


Thirlmere Trot

June 26th 2022


Lakeland Four Passes

September 24th 2022


Milnthorpe Meander

November 5th 2022

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